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Black Women Are The Fastest Growing Demographic Group Seeking Concealed Handgun Licenses
yourblackworld.net ^ | August, 2012 | NA

Posted on 09/01/2012 5:22:54 AM PDT by marktwain

In the state of Texas, black women are the fastest growing demographic group seeking concealed gun licenses according to data collected from the Texas Department of Public Safety. The data shows the increase in black women licensees has more than doubled since 2000 (0.75% in 1996-2000 to 1.63% in 2007-2011).

While no one knows the exact reason(s) for the surge of black female licensees, GOP Texas state representative and National Rifle Association member Stefani Carter attributes the growth to black on black crime, in which 15% of the victims were female in 2005. In a USA Today column, Carter cites the Bureau of Justice Statistics to support her claim.

“According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, 93% of the more than 8,000 black homicide victims in 2005 were murdered by someone of their own race. Of those 8,000 victims, 15% were women. Also blacks account for only 13.1% of the U.S. population but are nearly half of the homicide victims in the country.” She continued, “With numbers like these, it is imperative that we learn how to use guns to defend ourselves.”

Whatever the reason(s), black women must feel it is worth the rigorous process that Texas has implemented for applicants hoping to acquire a license. Applicants must take a 10- to 15-hour class in gun safety and gun laws, followed by a qualification test to make sure they can shoot properly. The applicant must also provide fingerprints and submissions of notarized affidavits and color passport photos.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: banglist; blackwomen; ccw; tx
John Lott found that uban minority women benefited most from shall issue concealed carry laws.
1 posted on 09/01/2012 5:22:57 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

uban should be urban.


2 posted on 09/01/2012 5:23:46 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Young black men most affected by this.


3 posted on 09/01/2012 5:24:51 AM PDT by exnavy (The time is upon us, fish or cut bait, may God guide your heart.)
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To: marktwain
Welcome to the freedom of the 2nd Amendment, ladies!

Cheers and may you never need to pull in fear.

4 posted on 09/01/2012 5:31:57 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: marktwain
Stefani Carter attributes the growth to black on black crime ...

Gosh, you think?

Once you have a gun and know how to use it, one of the great things about it is that you can defend yourself not only against black-on-black crime (if you are a black person), but also against white-on-black crime, Asian-on-black crime, Hispanic-on-black crime, and canine-on-black crime.

Also, you can go to the range and have fun hitting targets. What's not to love?

5 posted on 09/01/2012 5:42:30 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Now a hit television series starring Judi Dench!)
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To: marktwain

Cuz they know too many of O’Bastard’s sons.


6 posted on 09/01/2012 5:45:07 AM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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To: marktwain
This is news to celebrate. If people are more in touch with what their God given rights are, then we are that much stronger in defense of said rights. This is how we make inroads to people and make them aware of what we stand for. It says much about caring about a fellow citizen by empowering them to protect their loved ones and themselves against evil.

If nothing else, it takes the issue away from the left as those whom they have taken for granted for so long are suddenly questioning why the rats want to disarm them.

7 posted on 09/01/2012 5:52:04 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: marktwain

...because policemen are too heavy to carry around!


8 posted on 09/01/2012 5:54:23 AM PDT by Dr. Pritchett
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To: marktwain; Caipirabob

Chief Justice Roger Taney’s infamous opinion in Dred Scott v. Sandford circularly argued that blacks could not be citizens because if they were citizens, they would have the right to own guns: “It would give them the full liberty,” he said, “to keep and carry arms wherever they went.”

Let's just keep that in mind, shall we?

9 posted on 09/01/2012 6:03:50 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Romney, why do you have to be on the ticket?!)
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To: marktwain

cant blame ‘em

wish them the best.


10 posted on 09/01/2012 6:05:16 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: marktwain

What are the notorized affidavits for?


11 posted on 09/01/2012 6:13:33 AM PDT by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: KC_Lion
The Original Purpose Of Gun Control:
to protect the Klansmen from their victims.

May I add, to protect upper class NY elite from my Italian/Irish immigrant forebears(NY Sullivan law)

12 posted on 09/01/2012 6:15:08 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: marktwain

“The point I was making was not that my grandmother harbors any racial animosity. She doesn’t. But she is a typical white person who, uh, if she sees somebody on the street that she doesn’t know there’s a reaction that’s been been bred into our experiences that don’t go away and that sometimes come out in the wrong way and that’s just the nature of race in our society.”

Remember that? I guess the typical black female is the typical white person now.


13 posted on 09/01/2012 6:15:15 AM PDT by Psalm 144 ( "I didn't leave the Democratic Party. The party left me." Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: marktwain

Let’s just hope it’s not to supply young felon black men.


14 posted on 09/01/2012 6:16:11 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: marktwain
If they're law abiding citizens they have every right...and good reason...to do so.Hell,even Chris Rock,in one of his routines,said...”when I go to an ATM at night I'm not lookin’ over my shoulder for the media,I'm lookin’ for niggaz!”
15 posted on 09/01/2012 6:25:18 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Voter ID Equals "No Representation Without Respiration")
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To: 9YearLurker

Point taken however from the number of women who have asked me to teach them to shoot, and how to apply for their permits, they tend to be worried about their self defense.
Way to go ladies, refuse to be a victim!


16 posted on 09/01/2012 6:28:47 AM PDT by JohnD9207 (Mitt better grow a pair or this thing will be over soon.)
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To: marktwain

Of course, Black American women have moved to protect themselves from the “Obama” nightmare created in the Black communities that fosters violence and abuse of Black women by unemployed, “Obama stash”, drug & alcohol stoned Black men!!! How any sane, decent Black American could ever vote for Obama is far beyond me!!!


17 posted on 09/01/2012 6:29:55 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: marktwain

Good for them!

Brothas better be behavin’ or they’ll be holding something besides their nutsacks...


18 posted on 09/01/2012 7:12:40 AM PDT by moovova (Hope-ium...Time to kick the habit.)
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To: exnavy

no one knows the exact reason(s) for the surge of black female licensees

Could the reason be the black gang bangers will now have a way to get weapons?


19 posted on 09/01/2012 7:51:31 AM PDT by bikerman (Obama lied,economy died.)
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To: marktwain
Stefani Carter - Another beautiful new face of the Republican Party, and a Tea Partier.
20 posted on 09/01/2012 8:12:26 AM PDT by hout8475
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To: bikerman; exnavy
Could the reason be the black gang bangers will now have a way to get weapons?

They already have weapons. They have resources for more weapons (lower ranked gang members, FBI, CIA, SDS, DOJ, The Weathermen, CBC, MSNBC, etc)

Besides, you ever try to take a gun away from a woman who has paid to get a license for it and learned how to use it ?

21 posted on 09/01/2012 9:25:25 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: SatinDoll

ping


22 posted on 09/01/2012 9:30:37 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX
How any sane, decent Black American could ever vote for Obama is far beyond me!!!

There are tons of crooked politicians in ALL political offices, and I'm pretty sure it wasn't just Black Americans that voted them in. It is most likely that sane, decent (well-informed) Black Americans (or any other 'minority') didn't vote for Obama.

On the other hand, Blacks were 'turned' against Whites in an effort to ensure their 'block' voting for Democrats(Socialists) by Democrats(Socialists) who don't care how many bodies line the streets, as long as THEY STAY IN POWER.

The DAY that we UNITE and realize who the real enemy is (and always was) we will have a chance at regaining our UNITED STATES.

23 posted on 09/01/2012 9:54:56 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: marktwain

That may not be so good, many of them are as feral as the males are.


24 posted on 09/01/2012 10:20:44 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: bikerman
Could the reason be the black gang bangers will now have a way to get weapons?

This is about a concealed carry license, any one can buy a gun, a CCL doesn't have anything to do with that.

25 posted on 09/01/2012 10:33:35 AM PDT by ansel12 ( Aug. 27, 2012-Mitt Romney said his views on abortion are more lenient than the Republican Platform)
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To: 9YearLurker

See post 25, what would a CCL have to do with buying guns?


26 posted on 09/01/2012 10:35:43 AM PDT by ansel12 ( Aug. 27, 2012-Mitt Romney said his views on abortion are more lenient than the Republican Platform)
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To: UCANSEE2
It is most likely that sane, decent (well-informed) Black Americans (or any other 'minority') didn't vote for Obama.

Obama got 96% of the black vote, last doesn't leave much leftover.

27 posted on 09/01/2012 10:37:46 AM PDT by ansel12 ( Aug. 27, 2012-Mitt Romney said his views on abortion are more lenient than the Republican Platform)
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To: bikerman
no one knows the exact reason(s) for the surge of black female licensees
Could the reason be the black gang bangers will now have a way to get weapons?

Your comment doesn't make sense. You don't need a concealed carry permit to buy a handgun.

28 posted on 09/01/2012 10:59:13 AM PDT by PAR35
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To: ansel12

Sorry—I guess actually reading the article would be too unFReeperish for me!


29 posted on 09/01/2012 11:18:21 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker

LOL, I thought that was an odd oversight for you.


30 posted on 09/01/2012 11:30:50 AM PDT by ansel12 ( Aug. 27, 2012-Mitt Romney said his views on abortion are more lenient than the Republican Platform)
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